Ukraine third in Europe on number of infected with measles

Source : 112 Ukraine

Romania and Italy took the first and the second places
18:44, 19 February 2018

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Ukraine was the third in Europe on the number of people infected with measles in 2017. The leaders are Romania and Italy as DW reported.

Totally, 35 people died from the measles in Europe last year and the infection rate increased four times according to the European Health Security Agency.

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21,315 people infected with measles in Europe during 2017, while in 2016 only 5,273 ill people were spotted at the European office of the World Health Organization reported.

4,767 cases of all were spotted in Ukraine. 5,562 cases were spotted in Romania and 5,006 in Italy. At least 100 people were infected in 15 out of 53 European countries. The WHO emphasized that the reason for the measles outbreak was the decrease of the level of the community immunity and low level of the vaccination among the marginal groups of the population.

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Big amounts of the infected people were also spotted in Greece, Germany, Serbia, Tadzhikistan, France, and Russia.

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